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Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale for a summer night

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:10 pm | Massey University

Fire-breathers, minstrels and courtly dancers will bring The Winter’s Tale to life on the banks of the Manawatū River this week, says Sara Brodie, Massey University artist-in-residence and director of the 2017 Summer Shakespeare. More >>

Firefighters head to New York in memory of fallen colleagues

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:04 pm | helloworld

Auckland, 28 February 2017: In remembrance of their fallen colleagues, and police officers, a team of Henderson based firefighters are off to take on the daunting challenge of climbing 72 flights of stairs in the Freedom Tower on the site of the ... More >>

Tiki Tour Winners of Chapter 6 of Godzone

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:00 pm | GODZone Adventure

Tiki Tour only stuck to half its race plan, but it didn’t affect the champion result one bit. More >>

Head Writer of TV3's 7 Days new 1 hour show... with a twist

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:48 pm | Nick Rado

You’re Invited! TV3’s head writer for ‘7 Days’ brand new one hour Dunedin Fringe show; with a twist. Reserve a seat for $3 then pay what you think the show is worth! More >>

Whanganui River to be showcased in new album

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:44 pm | Te Aio Productions

Whanganui River to be showcased in new album In 2015 a Taonga Pūoro Wānanga took place in Whanganui. Taonga pūoro is the collective name for traditional Maori musical instruments. This wānanga (workshop) brought together taonga pūoro enthusiasts ... More >>

Shooting Begins on Family Feature Film Kiwi Christmas

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Principal photography begins in Auckland this week for family feature film, Kiwi Christmas , directed by Tony Simpson. It marks the next chapter for the creative team behind 2012’s family comedy, Kiwi Flyer . More >>

Te Reo Māori Theatre Returns to The Stage

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:13 pm | Taki Rua Productions

A two-year adventure in the world of Māori theatre comes full circle for Hōhepa Waitoa next month, when Taki Rua Productions begin touring his very first te reo Māori play. More >>

Coastella Music Festival Delivers

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 3:10 pm | Coastella

Over 2600 people attended the second Coastella Music Festival at Southward Car Museum on Saturday, which delivered an unrivalled day of sun and music, which saw families, locals, visitors, hipsters and artists, all united for a day of colourful magic on ... More >>

Elemeno P Announce Extra Auckland Show

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:17 pm | Elemeno P

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - Elemeno P fans rejoice! After selling out their Auckland headline show, the band has added a second concert at the Kings Arms on Sunday 12 March. More >>

WOMAD Australia & New Zealand 2017 CD

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1:10 pm | WOMAD NZ

This year’s WOMAD festival delivers its companion CD as a taster ahead of the event taking place 17th - 19th March held in the stunning Brooklands Park and TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth. More >>

RAAF to debut new aircraft at Yealands Classic Fighters 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:21 pm | Classic Fighters

Blenheim, NZ: We are excited to announce that the Royal Australian Air Force have confirmed their participation in the Yealands Classic Fighters Air Show 2017. They will be presenting their new C-27J Spartan battlefield air lifter which is equipped ... More >>

International Comedy All Stars Are Coming to Town!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:18 pm | Elephant Publicity

comedy.co.nz productions ltd presents THE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY ALL STARS Hal Cruttenden (UK), Ismo Leikola (FIN), Chris Martin (UK), Jimmy McGhie (UK) More >>

Ocean Colour Scene to Play in Auckland and Wellington

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:17 pm | NicNak Media

The indie rockers, who were at the forefront of the 90s Britpop wave with chart-topping albums like the iconic MOSELEY SHOALS , will play Wellington ’s Opera House on November 19 and Auckland ’s Powerstation on November 20 - following their five-date ... More >>

Dame Valerie adds golden touch to Hilux Games

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:06 pm | Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (February 28, 2017) – Dame Valerie Adams, twice Olympic shot put champion and ‘golden girl’ of New Zealand athletics, will chance her arm at some very different sports next month at the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games ... More >>

NZ Gets Pickled with 20 Years of Indian Ink!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:50 am | Indian Ink

Indian Ink Theatre Company Presents THE PICKLE KING Written by Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis Directed by Justin Lewis More >>

2017 WOW Show tickets on sale from 1 March

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:48 am | World of WearableArt

After another sell-out season in 2016, people wanting to attend this year’s spectacular World of WearableArt Show in Wellington are urged to get in quick when tickets go on sale from 1 March. More >>

ALBUM LAUNCH: Julie Lamb – Ordinary Days

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:24 am | Julie Lamb

Ordinary Days, the fourth and finest album from Julie Lamb and her fantastic band will be launched Saturday, March 11, Mac’s Function Centre, Wellington, 7.30-11.00pm. Entry is FREE! More >>

Rule of Law: a novel, and The Politics of Decency

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:05 am | Winton Higgins

Winton Higgins, author of a recently published novel, Rule of Law (Brandl & Schlesinger, 2016), will be visiting Wellington from Sydney from 23 April to 30 April 2017 for a series of events around his latest book. While in the city, he will also be speaking ... More >>

Many voices, many stories, many screens.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:42 am | Loading Docs

The team behind New Zealand’s preeminent documentary initiative LOADING DOCS is extremely excited to announce the selection of ten brand new short documentaries about to embark on their Loading Docs journey with a month of crowdfunding on Boosted. More >>

Don't Wait - It Will Be Too Late

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:31 am | Bluff Oyster Festival

Organisers of the 2017 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival, scheduled for the port town of Bluff on Saturday 20 May, are advising those planning to attend to get their tickets - quickly! More >>

The future of New Zealand Cities

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:20 am | NZPI

Artifical intelligence, driverless cars, the shared economy and climate change are disrupting the future of New Zealand cities, according to internationally renowned planning experts. More >>

How much pocket money do Kiwi kids get?

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:07 am | CensusAtSchool

Six in 10 schoolchildren taking part in the national CensusAtSchool TataurangaKiTeKura reported that they received pocket money, an allowance or a cash gift the week before participating, getting a median of $15. More >>

Finish Line In Sight For Team Tiki Tour

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 8:38 am | GODZone

Finish Line In Sight For Team Tiki Tour The lights are on, the flags are up, the finish line archway is inflated as the GZ race crew prepare to see the first team across the GODZone finish at Frankton Beach near Queenstown around midday. More >>

Blue Eye Green Eye Dance Show

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:18 pm | Motion Being

Motion Being and Open Frame Performance presents Blue Eye Green Eye Dance Show Dance, Performance, Improvisation Wellington Fringe Festival 2017 More >>

Team Swordfox Big Move Fails to Pay Off

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:04 pm | GODZone Adventure

Brent Edwards, Ash Whitehead, Stu Lynch and Georgia Whitla thought they had made the biggest tactical move on the 410km GODZone today only to be forced to turn back when the going got tough. More >>

Lexus Jumping Spectacular 2017 now open

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:04 pm | Karaka Spectacular

Auckland’s youngest, most anticipated show jumping event has returned with a new naming rights sponsor for 2017, Lexus New Zealand. The event will be held in the picturesque Willow Park polo field overlooking the Manukau Harbour. More >>

Ed Byrne, celebrates his 20 year love affair with NZ

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:01 pm | comedy.co.nz

ED BYRNE – OUTSIDE LOOKIN’ IN Touring New Zealand Irish comedian and international sensation, Ed Byrne , celebrates his 20 year love affair with NZ audiences with his seventh tour down under, in his new show ‘Outside Looking In’. This highly acclaimed ... More >>

Caughey beaten to second by his own SuperBoat

Monday, 27 February 2017, 2:53 pm | PCR Jetsprinting

Caughey beaten to second by his own SuperBoat Defending SuperBoat champion Peter Caughey was beaten into second place by his own ENZED Sprintec boat at round three of the MouthFRESH SuperBoat championship during the Altherm Jetsprint champs at Waitara ... More >>

Tickets selling fast to Christchurch’s Nostalgia Festival

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:55 pm | Nostalgia Festival

Back for its fourth year, the festival held at Ferrymead Heritage Park in the Heathcote Valley, is a showcase of local food, wine, beer, music, art and crafts. More >>

Mediaworks Weekly Highlights Report

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:48 pm | Mediaworks

Last week saw Three’s newly launched 7pm show The Project lift Three to win the week for the first time since the final of The Block NZ in August 2016. More >>

Well Child Week highlights crucial early months

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

Today marks the start of Well Child Week (27 February-4 March 2017), something close to the heart of Plunket and the Kiwi families we serve. More >>

Friday Lunchtime Talk: Anna-Marie White on Fred Graham

Monday, 27 February 2017, 1:13 pm | Adam Art Gallery

Please join us for the first talk in our FridayLunchtime Talk Series in association with the exhibition Out of Site: Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Collection. Friday Lunchtime Talk Series More >>

New exhibition from ‘pioneer of post-internet art’

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:59 pm | City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery Wellington presents the first New Zealand exhibition from Los Angeles-based artist Petra Cortright. Opening 8 April, RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME features a suite of digital paintings on linen and paper, screen-based video paintings, YouTube-hosted ... More >>

What's on @ Thistle Hall

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:39 pm | Thistle Hall Gallery

Current Callout for Exhibitors for Thistle Hall Community Gallery August 2017 Deadline for Submissions: 8 March 2017, 12 noon Apply online: http://www.thistlehall.org.nz/rates-gallery More >>

Rees on the Verge of Taking Superbike Crown

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:30 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 27, 2017: The 'old man' of the sport is really giving the young guns something to think about this season. More >>

Māoriland Film Festival Announces 2017 Programme

Monday, 27 February 2017, 10:11 am | Maoriland Film Festival

Māoriland Film Festival 2017 is filled to the brim with some of the hottest Indigenous films on the planet. The programme includes multi-award winning features, documentary and short films including two Oscar-nominated films! These works will all be presented ... More >>

Day 1 Craigieburn, Tearing through the Tussocks

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:53 am | Trans NZ

Queenstown, New Zealand— Day 1 of the Yeti Trans NZ presented by Shimano propelled racers straight out of the gate into the biggest day of their week— 32 kilometers, six stages, 1585 meters climbing, and 1886 meters of descending in Craigieburn Forest ... More >>

Carne Groube Wins Laykold Cup, Saywell Takes Poneke Plate

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:48 am | Bike Manawatu

Bike Manawatu's Carne Groube won the prestigious 10km Laykold Cup track cycling race at the Wellington Velodrome today, Sunday February 26, 2017. Groube bridged across to Dylan Simpson, also Bike Manawatu and who had gained a sizeable lead after attacking ... More >>

Superbike Championships at ‘Match Point’

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:45 am | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 26, 2017: Using an analogy from another sport, if superbike racing was a tennis match then Bay of Plenty’s Tony Rees is at match point. More >>

Leading Team at Godzone Not on a Tiki Tour

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:35 am | GODZone

Queenstown’s Team Tiki Tour, Tom and George Lucas, Mike Kelly and Floortje Grimmett are not wasting any time at the front of the GODZone field as Day three of the event kicks into gear. More >>

Virginia King wins Fullers People’s Choice Award

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:01 am | Sculpture on the Gulf

Virginia King’s Phantom Fleet has won the Fullers People’s Choice Award at the 2017 headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition. More >>

Artists say Frack Off!

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:47 pm | Frack Off

Following on from the successful FRACKED exhibition in 2012, Graham Kirk is presenting a new collection of works. This new exhibition FRACK OFF is the response from a number of prominent Taranaki artists, photographers and writers to the expanding oil and ... More >>

Tussle for Lead Position on Day Two of Godzone

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:37 pm | Godzone Adventure

Tussle for Lead Position on Day Two of Godzone Queenstown’s Team Tiki Tour is holding the lead race position as the GODZone field moves into the second night of the seven-day expedition race. Tom and George Lucas from Queenstown and Mike Kelly ... More >>

Whitewater Rafting Thrills on Shotover River for Godzone

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:36 pm | Godzone Adventure

WHITEWATER RAFTING THRILLS ON SHOTOVER RIVER FOR GODZONE All the action on day two of the GODZone adventure race is focused around the famous Skippers Canyon near Queenstown and the Shotover River. Whitewater rafting has been introduced for the first time ... More >>

The Future is Here

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:35 pm | Future City

This coming Friday and Saturday, March 3/4, sees Hamilton CBD host to the ever Future City Festival, an inner city music festival featuring underground sounds from around the world. More >>

Championship Points Leads Shaved Back

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:29 pm | Bikesport NZ

The 2017 NZ Superbike Championships Championship Points Leads Shaved Back FEBRUARY 25, 2017: The titles of a couple of classic songs could be best used to describe what happened at round three of the New Zealand Superbike Championships in Taupo ... More >>

Americana duo Hungrytown to perform in Hamilton

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 8:27 pm | Hungrytown

The Hamilton Acoustic Music Club presents the internationally-acclaimed American folk duo Hungrytown , who are now on their third tour of New Zealand. Hungrytown's songs and music have appeared in numerous television programmes, including the Independent ... More >>

NZ Paragliding Open 2017 Set to Soar Over Rotorua

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 2:54 pm | NZ Paragliding

On Sunday 26 February eighty paraglider pilots from around New Zealand and the world will take to the skies over the Waikite Valley near Rotorua for the start of the NZ Paragliding Open, the country’s premier paragliding competition. More >>

GODZone Chapter 6 Underway In Queenstown

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 2:48 pm | Godzone Adventure

GODZone Chapter 6 got underway this morning with an explosive start off the main beach in Queenstown Bay. More >>

Top NZ Photographer Amber Griffin awarded silver medal

Saturday, 25 February 2017, 2:28 pm | Amber Griffin Photography

Top NZ Photographer Amber Griffin awarded silver medal at World Photographic Cup Amber Griffin, of Amber Griffin Photography Wellington, was awarded a silver medal in the commercial category of the World Cup of Photography in Yokohama, Japan last ... More >>

Zac Franich Looking for Love as the New Zealand Bachelor

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:51 pm | Mediaworks

Zac Franich Looking for Love as the New Zealand Bachelor in 2017 MediaWorks is delighted to announce that Zac Franich will be joining the family as their leading man in the highly anticipated third series of The Bachelor New Zealand, coming soon to Three. ... More >>

Hyundai amp up backing for Paddon

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:12 pm | Hyundai

Hyundai New Zealand, a key partner in Hayden Paddon’s international rallying career, aims to create the largest motorsport supporters’ club in the world with the launch of ‘Paddon’s Pack’, an interactive online community for Paddon supporters. More >>

Coll Goes Down in 5 to Elshorbagy

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:08 pm | Squash New Zealand

Paul Coll the World Number 16 has gone down in an epic 5 game encounter against the World Number 1 Mohammed Elshorbagy from Egypt. More >>

SABU TOYOZUMI NZ Tour 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:50 pm | Audio Foundation

Audio Foundation and sound explorers are proud to present one of the greatest living improvising drummers – Sabu Toyozumi from Japan. Sabu has performed with a who’s who of jazz and avant-garde greats from Charles Mingus to Keiji Haino to Les Rallizes ... More >>

Auckland Pride Parade comes to Ponsonby Road tomorrow

Friday, 24 February 2017, 4:32 pm | Elephant Publicity

Tomorrow New Zealand’s largest and loudest carnival of change and diversity, the Auckland Pride Parade 2017 will rock and roll along Ponsonby Road on Saturday 25 February from 7.30pm. More >>

Lotto NZ announces game improvements to Lotto and Powerball

Friday, 24 February 2017, 3:14 pm | Lotto Powerball

Lotto NZ is pleased to announce a number of changes to its flagship lottery game that will improve game play for its customers. More >>

Whibley Settles Back Into The USA Scene

Friday, 24 February 2017, 3:14 pm | Bikesport NZ

FEBRUARY 24, 2017: Taikorea's Paul Whibley enjoyed an international career that was nothing short of sensational. More >>

Songs Of Sodomy & The Compost Of Aethyr

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:50 pm | Muzai Records

Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing’s genre-bending sonic ambulations are, for ease of description, perhaps best loosely termed as folk/no-wave. Yet ultimately they aren’t so easy to define. The group’s sound is both disease and panacea for the ... More >>

The Bats Release Video For Single ‘No Trace’

Friday, 24 February 2017, 2:44 pm | Flying Nun

Five years after the release of their last critically acclaimed album, The Bats have returned with album number nine, The Deep Set . A band that continues to defy the odds, allmusic.com recently hailed the band as “one of New Zealand's great ... More >>

Mix of youth and experience to take on Stags

Friday, 24 February 2017, 1:29 pm | Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces have named four potential debutants in their Plunket Shield squad to take on Central Districts at Colin Maiden Park starting tomorrow. More >>

 

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